Post-9/11 GI Bill Named Presenting Sponsor of Upcoming NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend

Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond Will Feature the Air Guard 400 and Virginia 529 College Savings 250

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Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz announced today the Post-9/11 GI Bill has partnered with America’s Premier Short Track as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming NASCAR Doubleheader weekend. Titled the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond, the September 10-11 event weekend will feature the Saturday night Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup Series race and the Friday night Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Nationwide Series race.

“We are excited to announce this new partnership with the Post-9/11 GI Bill,” said Fritz. “The September NASCAR weekend at Richmond is always one of the most anticipated and exciting weekends on the NASCAR schedule, and we’re proud to name it the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond.”

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, passed by Congress in 2008, provides financial support for education and housing to veteran service men and women, and allows every eligible veteran, service member, reservist and National Guard member an opportunity to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees.  The program includes payments for tuition and fees; housing allowance; a books and supplies stipend; tutorial assistance; and the Yellow Ribbon Program, a plan that allows VA to match private college contributions, dollar for dollar, for tuition above the maximum in-state public college tuition.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with this all-American event to generate awareness of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the opportunities available to our country’s service men and women,” said Keith Wilson, director of the Education Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “We look forward to providing valuable information at this venue, and hope to reach many who qualify and those who may know someone who served and could benefit.”

In addition to the presenting sponsorship, VA Educational Services representatives will staff an informational display during race weekend in the Midway for anyone interested in learning more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For additional information, visit the Post-9/11 GI Bill online www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551.

NASCAR returns to America’s Premier Short Track September 10-11 for the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond, highlighted by the Saturday, September 11, Air Guard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “under the lights.” This race is “One Last Race to Make The Chase” for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Once the checkered flag drops on the Air Guard 400, the field will be set for the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Tickets are on sale now, including a limited number of $40 seats, and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond begins on Friday, September 10, with a full day of on-track activity, highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s ticket includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series, as well as WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.

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